Care Leavers: Supported Housing

(asked on 30th September 2019) - View Source

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in local authority care were placed in supported accommodation while under the age of 16 in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, and (4) 2018–19.

Answered by
Lord Agnew of Oulton
This question was answered on 8th October 2019

Information on the number of care leavers aged 17 living in supported or semi-supported accommodation[1][2][3] for years ending 31 March 2016 to 2018 is shown in the table below.

Coverage: England







Information on the number of looked after children by age living in supported or semi-supported accommodation since 2016 is shown in the table attached.

Information for the reporting year 2018-19 will not be available until December.

The department does not collect information on the number of children who leave care aged 16.

[1] Includes semi-independent transitional accommodation, supported and unsupported lodgings, and foyers and similar supported accommodation for care leavers.

[2] Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

[3] Information on 17-year-olds care leavers has been collected as experimental statistics since 2015-16.

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